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PBC Returns to KGO!

Your humble host will kick off the new year on KGO in San Francisco, Saturday January 1 from 7 to 10pm PST. The big signal covers the west coast at 810 AM, or you can grab the stream here. I was at KGO from 1979-1981, when Jerry Brown was governor and we both had hair! Listen in if you can.

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Final Podcast of 2010: Progressives Face Challenges from GOP and Dems in 2011

Prof. David Coates of Wake Forest University and Tim Carpenter of Progressive Democrats of America discuss the new political mix in Washington and offer advice on how to confront the challenges from the right and from Democrats. Continue reading Final Podcast of 2010: Progressives Face Challenges from GOP and Dems in 2011

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Afghanistan 2010: Obama Compounds Bush’s Blunders

Journalist Anand Gopal returns with a comprehensive look at the US occupation of Afghanistan; comedian/satirist Will Durst recaps the top 10 comedic stories of the decade. Continue reading Afghanistan 2010: Obama Compounds Bush’s Blunders

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Boiling Frogs: Resisting the Expanded, Intrusive Airport Security

Sibel Edmonds co-hosts this new episode in the Boiling Frogs interview series, talking with activist James Babb about scanners, body searches and the militarization of airports. Continue reading Boiling Frogs: Resisting the Expanded, Intrusive Airport Security

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DADT Repeal, How Leaks Happen, Student Loan Burdens, Dr. Elmo Checks In

Rick Jacobs of Courage Campaign on repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell; journalist Robert Parry explains who leaks, and why; Alan Collinge says the amount of college loans exceeds America's credit card debt; and Dr. Elmo checks in from New York. Continue reading DADT Repeal, How Leaks Happen, Student Loan Burdens, Dr. Elmo Checks In

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Grace Institute Election Integrity Awards

We've covered election integrity extensively here, and today we talk with some heroes: Carolyn Crnich, Mitch Trachtenberg, Eric Lazarus and Pam Smith. Continue reading Grace Institute Election Integrity Awards

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An Honest Look at Holbrooke; Senate Considering START Treaty; Durst’s Top 10 of ’10

Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and Chair of Mid East Studies at University of San Francisco on Holbrooke, and Pelosi's hawkish Mid East positions; Ira Lechner, chair of Council for a Livable World, on the START treaty; Will Durst names his Top 10 comedic stories of 2010. Continue reading An Honest Look at Holbrooke; Senate Considering START Treaty; Durst’s Top 10 of ’10

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“More Partisanship, Please!!” Dems Reject Obama Tax Deal, Sanders Filibusters!!

Rev. Ray Dubuque talks about his new(est) website, MorePartisanshipPlease, as we listen to Sen. Bernie Sanders filibuster the stinky Obama-GOP tax deal, Continue reading “More Partisanship, Please!!” Dems Reject Obama Tax Deal, Sanders Filibusters!!

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Two Powerful Anti-War Voices; Swanson and Thistlethwaite

Activist/author David Swanson returns to talk about his latest book, War Is a Lie and Rev. Susan B. Thistlethwaite on her new book, Dreaming of Eden: American Religion and Politics in a Wired World. Continue reading Two Powerful Anti-War Voices; Swanson and Thistlethwaite

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Frank Comments from Author/Columnist Tom Frank; Will Durst on the Great American Patdown

Thomas C. Frank is darned happy about his new gig as the lead columnist at Harper's magazine, and chats it up with PBC on a range of topics; Will Durst wants to be able to have a cigarette after he gets groped at the airport. Continue reading Frank Comments from Author/Columnist Tom Frank; Will Durst on the Great American Patdown